Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), Luang Prabang

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong). The compound, built in 1560 in typical Laotian style, consists of twenty structures, including shrines, pavilions, gardens of ornamental plants, and residences. Pay special attention to the gilded doors made of wood, which depict events from the Buddha's life. Also, visit many surrounding facilities, including a library, a drum tower, and a ceremonial barge. Make Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) part of your personalized Luang Prabang itinerary using our Luang Prabang family vacation planner.
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  • We really like to explore the different types of temples in Asia and we saw already a lot of them. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the beautifulst wats in that row. The arts and crafts, the buildings, the c...  read more »
  • Meets expectations. Beautiful temple. The entrance costs 20,000 k and is visited in a not very long.
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  • An impressive temple set in the heart of Luang Prabang. Very peaceful location. The temple has an open area to allow visitors space and time to view. Set next to the river. Do not visit town without v...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang. Entrance fee is 20,000Kip but we'll worth it which goes to the upkeep of the temple ground. A must visit place if you are in Luang Prabang.
  • Entrance fee 20000LAK for one person? Are you crazy guys? P.s. a toilet there is a nightmare. No seat, no toilet paper, no soup... 20000lak? Rly?
  • My favourite temple in the area. They are all beaufuful but this one has a lot of detail and colour to look at. We were there for few hours. Very beautiful!
  • This is the oldest pagoda in Luang Prabang.Please look at the pictures on wall, they are very nice and skillful.
  • Biggest Temple in luang prabang. Pleasing and calm. I did however expect something more because there is such a big hype around this one.
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